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Welcome to the Newton Abbot Fishing Association website.

We hope you will enjoy having a good look around the site and will find everything you may need. If you can’t find it then get in touch and we will get back to you. As a Club we are run wholly by volunteers who give their time and energy to keep the Club running in a forward looking and sustainable way. This maintains the traditions established early in the last century and maintained by a succession of anglers from the local area. It is a condition of the Club’s Constitution that full members must reside within a 20 mile radius of Newton Abbot. Many of our waters are disused clay workings which are long established as natural habitats and are unique in many ways leading to some very special fishing. Most ponds, particularly those at Rackerhayes, hold stocks of beautiful tench with 5lb being an average fish. Most seasons see double figure fish landed and many in the 7lb+ bracket are quite commonplace. Bream are also popular fish and once again many 7lb+ fish are taken each year. Carp are well established and are a popular quarry with plenty of 20lb+ fish available to most anglers who are crafty enough to winkle them out. The Committee endeavour to cater for all branches of coarse fishing and manage and maintain the fisheries in their own time. There is a thriving match and junior section. You can find fixture lists on the Match pages on this site. The junior section is popular and the Club was the first angling club to achieve Clubmark status in Devon and Cornwall. This accredits the tuition and courses offered as meeting the highest national standards.The Club has had excellent backing from the Environment Agency and Angling Trust in developing platforms and walkways on Wheel pond where most junior activities take place. Please note Newton Abbot is now an eel friendly club so for news on what this means click on the button on this page. Our waters contain some real monsters and we are keen to preserve them and their offspring for the future and fish to 5lb+ commonly fall to angler’s baits each summer.

That’s all for now folks! Tight lines.

Fish of the Month December

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December 7, 2014

Joe Slader (pictured left) banked a fine 12lb 8oz Pike from Dores Pond earlier this month to clinch December’s Fish of the Month award. Well done Joe keep ‘em coming.

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Fee increases for 2015

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November 6, 2014

Please note that fees have gone up for 2015 as voted for at the AGM. This is the first time fees have gone up for a long time and whilst they are modest increases the Club needs to do this to maintain current levels of provision. We are sure you agree that for the equivalent of half…

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New Bailiff for Island Pond

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September 9, 2014

The Committee received the news that Mark Waite wished to resign as Bailiff with some trepidation. Mark has done a lot of excellent work for the Club but sadly commitments outside the Club meant he was finding it difficult to do the job to the standards he set himself. We would like to thank Mark for…

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Toilet at Rackerhayes

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August 27, 2014

‘Regular’ visitors to the Complex will have noticed and probably used the new compostable toilet. This seems to be working well so as a result of this the toilet we hire will be removed from the Car Park during the less busy Autumn and Winter months. This will save the Club somewhere in the region…

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